Sophia Bush Nails The 'So Not Complicated' Definition Of Feminism

The actress explained the term really just means equality for men and women.

Sophia Bush isn't afraid to call herself a feminist. In fact, she's not even sure why the word is controversial.

In a HuffPost Live conversation, the "Chicago P.D." actress explained why she embraces feminism. Bush, who is a passionate advocate for women's empowerment, said the definition of the feminism centers around true equality for men and women -- a goal that shouldn't be so hotly debated.

It's so not complicated... I watch everybody fight over whether it's appropriate to be a feminist or not. And I sit here thinking, well, I'm a woman. I would like to be judged on the quality of my work, I would like to be compensated fairly for my work. I would like to have just as much access to healthcare as any man. Yeah, that's pretty much it. I don't know what the big fight is all about.

While some celebrities seem to equate the term with hating men and burning bras, Bush explained that the word actually means something completely different.

"Believing in my right to live as well and as well-protected in the world as a man, doesn't mean I hate men. And it doesn't mean I'm going to burn all my bras and throw away all my high heels," she told host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani. "I don't want to be judged for wearing [heels]. I don't want to be judged for wearing motorcycle boots either. It just feels like there's so much stuff that gets placed on women that if we truly had equal opportunity wouldn't even be in the conversation."

Watch the full HuffPost Live conversation with Sophia Bush here.

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